Saturday, September 27, 2014


A portait of my children, once a week, every week in 2014.
As always joining in with Jodi over at
These two love doing pretty much everything together. When we had them almost 4 years apart and a boy and a girl I guess I just assumed they would not be as close as kids who are less far apart in age or same gender. I am glad to say I was absolutely wrong. These two love playing together almost all the time, they rarely ever get into conflicts and when they do Siena is very good at dealing with them. Recently Siena was sad about not having a best friend at school (she has loads of friends, but she only goes for 2h so it is not a great surprise other kids are closer), and as she started crying Reed came over and said "Reed Yena's best friend." I mean seriously!!! Heart melted on the spot!
The benefit of only going to school for 2h pictured:) We have been going to the local apple orchard almost every week, sometimes we only pick a few apples and then after our hike through the orchard kids like to reward themselves with some amazing freshly made apple turnovers.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

37/52 and 38/52

The computer was on the fritz for a few weeks, and so glad to have it back and so lucky to have all the images and data and work saved not having backed up for months! What a dummy!

First set of images is from a lovely forest walk on a first autumn like day....
The second set is from our local apple orchard. Although the fall is not officially here yet - it sure feels like it is- we've had to turn on the heat already a few times, unpack the winter clothes, wear wool sweaters in the mornings. Not ready for it yet. Usually I love the fall, but last winter was almost traumatizing in its I'll take as much summer as I can get. We have been homeschooling and working pretty hard over the last few weeks- life seems to be speeding up- like it always does in the fall, and we are trying hard to make sure we are finding time to be present when we are together. Getting out helps us do that.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Saturday, September 6, 2014


A portrait of my children, once a week, every week in 2014.
As always joining in with Jodi over at
This last week most all of us were sick, Siena the most. Finally a pleasant day and all of us on the mend we enjoyed a lovely walk in our favorite Harvest Preserve.